Haley talks about importance of port during Charleston visit

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Republican candidate for governor Nikki Haley was in the Lowcountry Thursday afternoon.

State Rep. Haley spoke to members of the National Federation of Republican Women.

Earlier this week, Haley's Democratic opponent, Vincent Sheheen, asked Haley to take a stance on the effort to secure funding for a study on deepening Charleston's harbor. After the speech, Haley gave her position on it.

"The port is absolute priority," Haley said. "We'll do what it takes to get the money they need and dredge. We're going to make sure we do here in the state."

Throughout the weekend, the group is hosting several state leaders to kick off the fall election season.

Haley faces Sheheen and Green Party candidate Morgan Reeves in the November election.

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